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I hope there's a good reason why PBS never airs this special, which IS truly special, unlike most contemporary seasonal offerings. It should be aired regularly, and certainly should be available on DVD. This is a true gem, and each segment has a beautiful individual style. There's some terrific vocal talent here, too, and I have never forgotten this program. I remember it great fondness, and I'm terribly saddened by its absence from the general holiday lineup. It deserves better treatment. At least if it was shown again, that would seem fair. But for it to seemingly disappear is just not right. My favorite segment is probably the autobiographical Moss Hart piece, narrated by Jose Ferrer. Hermione Gingold does wonderful work in her segment, as well. Please bring it back!
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